Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, May 3, 2008

May 03, 2008

quiet courage, patient hope,
and unshaken trust

"Grant unto us, Almighty God,
in all time of sore distress,
the comfort of the forgiveness of our sins.
In time of darkness
give us blessed hope,
in time of sickness of body
give us quiet courage;
and when the heart is bowed down,
and the soul is very heavy,
and life is a burden,
and pleasure a weariness,
and the sun is too bright,
and life too mirthful,
then may that Spirit,
the Spirit of the Comforter,
come upon us,
and after our darkness
may there be the clear shining
of the heavenly light;
that so, being uplifted again by Thy mercy,
we may pass on through this our mortal life
with quiet courage, patient hope, and unshaken trust,
hoping through Thy loving-kindness and tender mercy
to be delivered from death
into the large life of the eternal years.
Hear us of Thy mercy,
through Jesus Christ our LordAmen."
- George Dawson

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